Nothing spells brunch like French Toast. With wonderfully-sweet and caramelized bread, soft and creamy whipped cream and the freshness of berries, French Toast has become an American brunch staple.
Why wait until Sunday brunch to enjoy this delectable breakfast dessert? Especially when food blogger Tatyana Nesteruk of Tatyana’s Everyday Food shows us how to make her favorite French Toast recipe. It's easy enough for an ammatuer cook, but certainly as decadent and beautiful as that boutique brunch spot with the line around the corner.
The breakfast favorite was originally called “pain perdu” in France, translating to “lost bread," and early recipes called for day-old bread as a means to avoid waste. Some recipes recreate this “day-old” effect by calling for the bread to be left out and dried overnight, but Tatyana’s recipe is truly no fuss.
No need to bring any ingredient out and let it warm to room temperature, though you will need ground nutmeg to add a little complexity to the classic custard. Home-made whipped cream and bourbon-aged maple syrup elevate the classic into an elegant, home-made start to your day.
Nesteruk is a two-time cookbook author specializing in Eastern European cuisine, an homage to her own community. Her blog is a hub for all her elegant and delicious recipes, with accompanying YouTube videos.
This French Toast recipe is her favorite go-to for breakfast and brunch, providing all the comforting flavors of this restaurant favorite any time, any day, anywhere.
*only if you plan to make your own whipped cream, Tatyana uses store-bought in her video.
For more of Tatyana’s recipes and French Toast tips head over to her website.
Photography by: YouTube video